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Offsetting Employee Wages

Reference Number: MTAS-2058
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 10, 2017
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Offsetting Employee Wages for Monies Owed
T.C.A. § 50-2-110 authorizes a municipal employer to offset an employee’s wages for monies owed to the municipality when a signed agreement is on file. The employer must give a 14-day notice prior to the offset of monies, during which the employee may file an affidavit with the department of labor and workforce development contesting the amount owed. Employer cannot offset wages if affidavit is sent.